“If you are not at the table, you are likely on the menu.”
Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank
Our network of more than 500 LGBTQ elected officials from across the nation are leading efforts to advance equality at every level of government. These elected officials represent America at its best – diverse leaders who make the values of inclusion, fairness and justice the cornerstone of their policy positions and decision-making.
The Power of LGBTQ Elected Officials
In a powerful display of unity, LGBTQ elected officials representing millions of Americans called on then President-elect Donald Trump to respect LGBTQ Americans and continue efforts to advance equality. In an open letter to the President-elect, 164 elected officials expressed grave concerns about his anti-equality Cabinet appointees, and warned they would fight back if he attempted to rollback LGBTQ rights. It was the largest collective action by LGBTQ elected officials in history.
Counting our Elected Officials
We work to track openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government. But with more than 519,000 elected positions nationwide, we are sure to miss some. If you are an openly LGBTQ elected official, let us know below and we’ll be in-touch.